Seven recruits have made it through months of training to become the newest members of the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department.

The new members beat out over 100 other applicants to earn part-time spots on the crew.
“We are very proud of these seven new recruits and know that they will take their new role seriously and step up to the challenges ahead of them,” said fire chief Shawn McKerry.
The department’s training program puts new members through 30 days of preparation over six months and includes online sessions and practical drills. The trainees learn about protective equipment, handling hazardous materials, first aid, how to get into buildings and other topics.
To work for the local fire department the recruits must also write three provincial firefighter exams and take a test of their hands-on skills.
“Firefighters face a very daunting and challenging job ensuring the safety of the city,” McKerry said. “In a time of crisis you want highly professional, competent and efficient first responders.”
The fire department will start accepting applications for its 2019 firefighter recruit training program in the fall.

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